Charles Dickens [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph on india, printed area approx 255 x 165mm (10 x 6¼"). Uncut sheet.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), novelist, as a young man (portrayed shortly after completing 'Barnaby Rudge' in 1841). By Alfred Guillaume D'Orsay, styled Count D'Orsay (1801-52), artist and dandy. D'Orsay and his lover Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington were at the centre of fashionable London life and gathered around them many of the social and literary celebrities of their time. This portrait comes from a series of 125 of his profile sketches which include most of the celebrities of the day. Many of the related pencil sketches are in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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